Archives for May 2011

The Sunday Showcase Party with Clean Mama Printables Giveaway {No. 56}

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! ~an early party this week due to the holiday~  Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party ~Please Note the Guidelines Below Prior to Submitting Links to This Party~ It's spring cleaning time and what better shop to keep us on track... It's such a pleasure to back Becky from Clean Mama Printables Clean Mama Printables is an Etsy shop started by work-at-home mom, Becky, that keeps it "all" together with a cup of strong coffee and a checklist. Her printables are sold as kits, designed to help you clean Continue reading

A Sneak Peek at Some Creative Sunday Showcase Features

A Sneak Peek at Some Creative Sunday Showcase Features

So many fantastic ideas linked to this week's Sunday Showcase Party {you can check them all out here} Here are a few that have caught my eye I'll have another feature post along with the winners of the Luxe Boulevard Giveaway on Sunday Shabby Chic Nursery Submitted by Robin at All Things Heart & Home Beautiful Cottage Craft Room Submitted by Amy at Home Remedies An Inviting Summer Porch Submitted by Carol-Anne at Use the Good Dishes! DIY Kitchen Paneling Submitted by Stacy at Conspicuous Style Beachy Continue reading

Free Bowling All Summer Long {for kids 16 and under} from AMF!

There is less than one month to go before the official of start to summer - have you planned how your kids will spend this years summer vacation yet? There are a lot of activities that are obvious favorites on our list like the park, the zoo, and the pool but when it's just too hot to to enjoy the outdoors AMF is going to hook you up!I know I have had a lot of information to post this week but this is one deal I was thrilled to be offered by AMF and jumped on the opportunity to post for all my mommy/grandmother readers!AMF's Summer Unplugged Continue reading

Celebrating 125 Years with Bon Ami and a Limited Edition Cleaning Cake Giveaway

A few years ago, when I was on a quest to replace my harmful cleaners with natural and toxin-free alternatives, I picked up a can of Bon Ami powder and it has ever since become a staple in my cleaning supply toolbox. Little did I know at the time, as I raved to my family and friends about this new product I had found, the cleanser in the bright yellow can had actually been around for longer than I had.So being one of my favorite things, I am more than thrilled to be included along with Bon Ami in celebrating their 125th anniversary this year. Continue reading

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

XL Vinyl for the Sensory Playroom {by Accent Studios}

It seems like I have been working on this sensory playroom for my little guy for quite some time as the last update I gave was when the furniture and equipment arrived last September. The truth is there are a lot of little odds and ends still on the to-do that have been put aside. I did recently check one of those off though with this huge vinyl monogram from Accent Studios. When I painted and stenciled the room I did a white on white design as I knew the furniture was bursting with lots of color. Once we had things in place the large focal Continue reading

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Last week I had the pleasure to introduce you to the Gluten Freely website. If you have not yet taken a peek, I thought I would indulge you a little more by sharing one of their fabulous recipes for Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes. This tasty spin on an all time favorite can be made gluten free {if need be - thanks to General Mills} and are sure to be a huge hit, especially with the little kiddies. I have tested this recipe with both gluten-free and regular ingredients and I have to say we really enjoyed each version. I was actually surprised that Continue reading

UPrinting 100 Custom Printed Postcard Bonus Two Day Giveaway

Postcards are one of the oldest forms of communications used to reach out to people and a pretty big hit with business, small and large. You will find them used to promote an event, market a business or to tell you about a sale - typically blazing in all their neon glory. Postcards aren’t just trendy, they’re environmentally friendly {less paper and no envelopes} and cost-effective making them the perfect alternative for invitations or custom stationary. Use them as party invites, save the date cards, change of address cards, photo cards, or a Continue reading

Make Your Own Wood Block Photo Frames / Note Holders {Simple Picture Displays}

Make Your Own Wood Block Photo Frames / Note Holders {Simple Picture Displays}

I have an incredibly simple {and inexpensive} project to share with you today. It doesn't get much easier than a cut piece of wood, dowel and twine to create a perfect photo frame / note holder. Just tuck in a wallet size photo and/or love note and you have a quick personalized gift for Father's Day or that special teacher at the end of the year. Materials Needed: 1 X 4 Piece of Lumber {or larger width depending upon size of holder you wish to create} Dowel Rod Gorilla Wood Glue DecoArt Americana Acrylics Begin by cutting the 1 X Continue reading

{Just For Parents of Special Need Children}  Free iTunes Apps, Especially for Kids Network, & Financial Planning Tips

{Just For Parents of Special Need Children} Free iTunes Apps, Especially for Kids Network, & Financial Planning Tips

I know there are quite a few readers who are blessed parents of special need children so from time to time I like to share a few resources and tidbits I think are worth passing along. {Source: {the gloaming}} Post Topics: Free iTunes Apps, Especially for Kids Network, & Financial Planning Tips {Source: Apple} My little guy is a huge fan of his iPad and we have seen tremendous strides in the areas of communication, organization, social skills, emotion recognition, and creativity - just to name a few - with the use of various Continue reading

More Creative Features from Last Weeks Showcase Party {along with Vintage Skye & Print! Winners}

More Creative Features from Last Weeks Showcase Party {along with Vintage Skye & Print! Winners}

Happy Sunday ~ Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Here are some more creative showcases from last weeks party - I do go through each and every link and find it so inspiring to checking out what everyone is up to! ~ Special thanks to those who took the time to add the party link to your post or homepage ~ It's greatly appreciated! If you missed the first round of features from this party you can find them {here} Salvaged Door Headboard Submitted by Kelly at Kelly is Inspired Framed Hand Print Keepsakes Submitted by Dukes Continue reading